Upon Element-Free Galerkin Method and its Using in Static and Dynamic Structure Analysis

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Abstract

This paper presents, in a synthetically way, the fundamentals of the element-free Galerkin (EFG) method - a meshfree method - under development but with many capabilities for solving complex problems in mechanical engineering, like impact problems etc. For interpolation, the EFG method uses moving least-squares (MLS) interpolants in curve and surface fitting. Unlike other interpolants, the MLS interpolants do not pass through the data because the Dirac function properties are not available. This aspect could be a disadvantage of the EFG method but next to it, there are many advantages. Upon these issues a discussion exists in this paper. Finally, some applications of the EFG method are presented referring to static and dynamic analysis of structures. The examples and conclusions can be useful for knowing and using of the EFG method

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